The holidays are coming, and chances are you’ve already started on your shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. But there’s always that one person on your list who is just impossible to shop for? What do you get for the person who buys everything they want for themselves or who already seems to have everything they need?
Luckily, there are some great go-to gifts for everyone in your family. Read on to get some Holiday gift ideas and start making this season the jolliest one yet!
For Your Partner
There are several great things you can get your partner for the Holidays, no matter how long you’ve been together. If you’re still in the early days of your relationship, consider getting them a “get to know you” game or “What If” book that will help you learn more about each other. You can also opt for a nice bottle of wine you can share in front of the fire or on a picnic using a picnic blanket like this.
If you’re a little further into your relationship, why not spice up your date nights with a “100 dates” scratch-off poster? You could also get an intimacy card game that will keep things fresh in the bedroom. Or surprise your special someone with a photo album of all your favorite moments together or a star map showing the night sky on a special date in your relationship.
For Your Best Friend
What you get your best friend for the Holidays will depend a lot on what they’re into. If your friend is the outdoorsy sort, consider getting them hiking books, wet bags, or a rain cover to protect their backpack from the weather. If they’re more of a homebody, why not get them a spa day kit, some cozy slippers, or a tea to enjoy while they’re curled up on the couch?
Your friend might appreciate a good reusable water bottle or some cookware if they like to be in the kitchen. If they get the winter blues, opt for a candle that can help give them that boost they’ve been missing. Games and puzzles can be a great thing for you to do together even during busy weeks.
For the Kids
Whether you’re shopping for your own kids, friends’ kids, or siblings, there are a few Holiday gifts for kids that are sure to be a hit this year. Of course, books are always a great option; consider giving some of your favorite books from when you were their age. All kids love to paint so why grab a finger paint set for your little Picasso? And there are lots of educational games and toys for every stage that can be awesome options.
The kids in your life might enjoy a craft kit that lets them break out their creative side. Clothes are a great option for kids who are in the middle of a growth spurt. And you might be surprised to discover just how much kids appreciate having dedicated time to spend with you doing a fun one-on-one activity.
For Your Mom
Your mom is a gorgeous, hardworking lady who deserves some pampering and relaxation this Holiday Season. If you want to keep things simple, why not get her a candle in her favorite scent? You can also get her some bath bombs or a fuzzy robe to make her feel like she’s at a luxury spa.
Your mom might enjoy a wine subscription that sends her a new bottle to sample every month. Jewelry can always be a good option, especially pieces that incorporate her birthstone. These options can also work for your mother-in-law, stepmom, or the women in your life who helped make you the person you are today.
For Your Dad
Shopping for your dad, father-in-law, or stepdad can be difficult, especially if he already seems to have everything. If your dad likes to drink, grab him this drink kit that is sure to get his friends talking, and consider getting him whiskey stones, a fun bottle opener, or a wine aerator to elevate his alcohol experience. Maybe he would enjoy some new tools to use in the kitchen or a luxury Apron to use during your summer cookouts. You might also consider getting him an electronics docking station so he has one place to keep all his gadgets.
For the Last Minute
We’ve all had that panicked moment where your mom didn’t tell you your Aunt Sylvia was coming to Christmas, too, and now she’s the only one without a gift. Keeping a few generic gifts on hand can be a great way to avoid that last-minute rush. Wrap them when you buy them and tuck them in a closet with a blank label until you need them.
A cozy blanket is always a great gift, as is a nice generic coffee mug. A bottle of fancy olive oil is a good go-to, or you can get a spice set that will elevate every meal. Socks and hats can be good Christmas gift ideas, and you might consider picking up a small piece from a local artist or a cookie mix for some festive fun. Add this box of fresh gardenias and a scented candle box delivered to their door.
Give the Best Holiday Gift
Giving gifts is one of the best parts of the Holidays, and you’re likely looking forward to watching your family’s faces when they open their presents. If you’re short on ideas and none of these are clicking, think about what the person likes to do in their spare time or any collections they have. In the end, a good gift is really about letting someone know you care, so any gift given with love will be the perfect Christmas present.
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